List of current Indian governors

In the Republic of India, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the twenty-eight states. The governor is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years, and holds office at the President's pleasure. The governor is de jure head of the state government; all its executive actions are taken in the governor's name. However, the governor must act on the advice of the popularly elected council of ministers, headed by the chief minister, which thus holds de facto executive authority at the state-level. The Constitution of India also empowers the governor to act upon his or her own discretion, such as the ability to appoint or dismiss a ministry, recommend President's rule, or reserve bills for the President's assent. Over the years, the exercise of these discretionary powers have given rise to conflict between the elected chief minister and the union government–appointed governor.[1]

Several governors, lieutenant governors and administrators pose with the President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India on the eve of ‘2019 Governors Conference’, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on November 2019

Current Indian governorsEdit

State Name[2] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Appointed by Ref.
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Biswabhusan Harichandan   24 July 2019
(1 year, 60 days)
Ram Nath Kovind [3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
B. D. Mishra   3 October 2017
(2 years, 355 days)
[4]
Assam
(list)
Jagdish Mukhi   10 October 2017
(2 years, 348 days)
[5]
Bihar
(list)
Phagu Chauhan   29 July 2019
(1 year, 55 days)
[6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Anusuiya Uikey   29 July 2019
(1 year, 55 days)
[7]
Goa
(list)
Bhagat Singh Koshyari
(additional charge)

 

19 August 2020
(34 days)
Gujarat
(list)
Acharya Devvrat   22 July 2019
(1 year, 62 days)
[8]
Haryana
(list)
Satyadev Narayan Arya   25 August 2018
(2 years, 28 days)
[9]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Bandaru Dattatreya   11 September 2019
(1 year, 11 days)
[10]
Jharkhand
(list)
Draupadi Murmu   18 May 2015
(5 years, 127 days)
Pranab Mukherjee [11]
Karnataka
(list)
Vajubhai Vala   1 September 2014
(6 years, 21 days)
[12]
Kerala
(list)
Arif Mohammad Khan   6 September 2019
(1 year, 16 days)
Ram Nath Kovind [13]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Anandiben Patel
(additional charge)
1 July 2020
(83 days)
[14]
Maharashtra
(list)
Bhagat Singh Koshyari

 

5 September 2019
(1 year, 17 days)
[15]
Manipur
(list)
Najma Heptulla   21 August 2016
(4 years, 32 days)
Pranab Mukherjee [16]
Meghalaya
(list)
Satya Pal Malik   19 August 2020
(34 days)
Ram Nath Kovind
Mizoram
(list)
P. S. Sreedharan Pillai   5 November 2019

(322 days)

[17]
Nagaland
(list)
R. N. Ravi   1 August 2019
(1 year, 52 days)
[18]
Odisha
(list)
Ganeshi Lal   29 May 2018
(2 years, 116 days)
[19]
Punjab
(list)
V. P. Singh Badnore   22 August 2016
(4 years, 31 days)
Pranab Mukherjee [20]
Rajasthan
(list)
Kalraj Mishra   9 September 2019
(1 year, 13 days)
Ram Nath Kovind [21]
Sikkim
(list)
Ganga Prasad   26 August 2018
(2 years, 27 days)
[22]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Banwarilal Purohit   6 October 2017
(2 years, 352 days)
[23]
Telangana
(list)
Tamilisai Soundararajan   8 September 2019
(1 year, 14 days)
[24]
Tripura
(list)
Ramesh Bais   29 July 2019
(1 year, 55 days)
[25]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Anandiben Patel 29 July 2019
(1 year, 55 days)
[26]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Baby Rani Maurya   26 August 2018
(2 years, 27 days)
[27]
West Bengal
(list)
Jagdeep Dhankhar   30 July 2019
(1 year, 54 days)
[28]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th edition, 2011 reprint. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. p. 237, 241–44.
  2. ^ "Governors" Archived 9 August 2019 at the Wayback Machine. India.gov.in. Retrieved on 29 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Biswabhusan Harichandan takes oath as new Andhra Pradesh governor". Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  4. ^ Samudra Gupta Kashyap. "Brigadier BD Mishra sworn-in as Arunachal Pradesh governor" Archived 22 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine. The Indian Express. 3 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as governor of Assam" Archived 22 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine. Hindustan Times. Press Trust of India. 10 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Phagu Chauhan sworn-in as Bihar governor". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Anusuiya Uikey takes oath as governor of Chhattisgarh". India Today. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Acharya Devvrat takes oath as new Gujarat governor". NDTV. 21 July 2019. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Satyadev Narayan Arya takes oath as new Haryana Governor" Archived 26 August 2018 at the Wayback Machine. The Tribune. Press Trust of India. 25 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Bandaru Dattatreya takes oath as GFHFVB Pradesh governor". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 11 September 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand" Archived 8 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine. The Hindu. Press Trust of India. 18 May 2015.
  12. ^ Nagesh Prabhu. "Vala sworn in as Karnataka Governor". The Hindu. 1 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Arif Mohammed Khan sworn in as Kerala governor". Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Anandiben Patel takes oath as Governor of Madhya Pradesh". NDTV News. 1 July 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Bhagat Singh Koshyari sworn in as new governor of Maharashtra". Free Press Journal. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  16. ^ "PB Acharya takes charge as Manipur governor, Najma Heptulla goes on leave". News Mill. 28 June 2019. Archived from the original on 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Pillai takes oath as the new governor of Mizoram". The Times of India. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  18. ^ "RN Ravi sworn-in as Nagaland governor". Economic Times. Archived from the original on 29 October 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Ganeshi Lal sworn in as new governor of Odisha". The Hindu. Press Trust of India. 30 May 2018.
  20. ^ "V. P. Singh Badnore sworn in as new Punjab Governor". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 23 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  21. ^ "Kalraj Mishra sworn in as Rajasthan Governor". India Today. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Ganga Prasad sworn in as Sikkim Governor" Archived 26 August 2018 at the Wayback Machine. Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 26 August 2018.
  23. ^ "Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Tamil Nadu governor" Archived 22 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine. The Indian Express. 6 October 2017.
  24. ^ "Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan sworn in as second Telangana Governor". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Ramesh Bais sworn in as 18th Governor of Tripura, vows to work his best to solve state's problems". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  26. ^ "Anandiben Patel Takes Oath As Uttar Pradesh Governor". NDTV. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  27. ^ "Baby Rani Maurya sworn in as new Uttarakhand governor" Archived 27 March 2019 at the Wayback Machine. The Economic Times. Press Trust of India. 26 August 2018.
  28. ^ "Jagdeep Dhankhar takes oath as West Bengal governor". Times of India. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.